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Poster: BornEasement Date: Jun 12, 2012 10:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: about Dylan getting medal

I agree... To hell with the protocol. Let the Europeans bask in pomp and circumstance. Besides... its DYLAN!!! Presidents should have to take off their sunglasses when they meet him. How many folks can claim to have influenced nearly EVERY lyric written since their peak?

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Jun 12, 2012 12:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: about Dylan getting medal


Presidents come and go but the river roll, roll, roll.

Some things are timeless and others only last 8 years.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jun 13, 2012 8:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: about Dylan getting medal

And "we" wonder why, in much of the world, US citizens are known as the "Ugly American".

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Jun 14, 2012 6:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: about Dylan getting medal

You're so right, UU, Dylan's shocking display at the ceremony and our defense of his wearing *gasp* sunglasses is a flat out perfect illustration of what's wrong with the USA in this day and age.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jun 14, 2012 8:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: about Dylan getting medal

No, actually it was more, "To hell with the protocol. Let the Europeans bask in pomp and circumstance." that I took as the "perfect illustration".

I guess I am just either a throwback to a simpler age, or a dinosaur on the brink of extinction; but "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" is an ingrained part of me and I believe wholeheartedly in "giving propers".

"Faring thee well now.
Let your life proceed by its own design.
Nothing to tell now.
Let the words be yours, I'm done with mine."

This post was modified by user unknown on 2012-06-14 15:17:59

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Jun 14, 2012 10:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: about Dylan getting medal

Well for my part I felt that for you to respond to what was posted with stereotypical platitudes and America bashing was silly, elitist, and out of left field. Kind of seemed to me like you're looking for any reason at all to make snide comments about the United States, which I haven't noticed from you here before.

"Goes to show you never can tell"

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Poster: BornEasement Date: Jun 13, 2012 11:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: about Dylan getting medal

Apparently, at the funeral of King Edward VII in 1910 all the diplomats and leaders of Europe were out in ridiculous, brightly colored regalia for the procession... but if you'd noticed the Americans that were present, you'd see just a few whiskered men in top hats and coats. As far as I'm concerned, Dylan was continuing this now time-honored tradition of Americans bucking decorum and humbly sticking to our guns. I'm no more into rudeness or loudness than I suspect Dylan is these days, but I take pride in the fact that pomp and circumstance isn't so emphasized at the highest echelons of our state as elsewhere. That's all.